One of the really cool things about covering shows like Realcomm|IBcon is that we quite often get first looks at new vendors and technologies. Although wireless sensors are not new to Smart Buildings, Monnit’s approach and product offering are. Check this video out to see why.
This just in from the team at Belimo:
Fire & Smoke, Codes and Standards
This webinar will cover the codes and standards governing maintenance and replacement of actuators on Fire & Smoke Dampers. Review of the NFPA 80 & NFPA 105 requirements on how to properly repair dampers and replace non-operable actuators in order to ensure the safety of the building and its occupants. Discussion to include International Fire Code testing requirements and UL 555 (Fire) and UL 555s (Smoke) regulations on new construction. Learn potential ways to uncover defects in your Life & Safety systems while verifying your practices are up to code.
Click here to register for the webinar on Wednesday, July 26 at 1:00 PM EDT
Tim Chamblee, Stromquist & Companies lead trainer, shows us a low cost, very effective way to use the Entouch Thermostat as a light commercial control system. Got a Church you need to provide a solution that controls and saves energy? Tim will show you how in this video.
In addition, gain rich analytics with the ENTOUCH.ONE platform, and control energy consumption for your entire facility environment including:
HVAC Control that allows users to create set points and schedules, monitor equipment, extend asset life and reduce maintenance spend
Lighting & Dimming Control with robust scheduling capability
Refrigeration Monitoring & Control that reduces labor and ensures food quality and safety
Wireless Energy Metering with utility grade monitoring
Remote Sensor Monitoring with data transmission to the cloud that can convert traditional sensors into wireless IoT devices.
Click here to see how to wire the GM8 energy module.
Stay tuned to ControlTrends for more of Tim’s Tech Tips.
In this episode of Mark’s Cool Tools Mark shows us the new line of Gorilla™ pressing tools from Greenlee. They are designed for joining pipes safely by eliminating the need for an open flame and a hot work permit on the jobsite.
The new Gorilla™ pressing tool line features two separate tool platforms: the inline battery pressing tool (INLNPRESS-TOOL19kN) and the pistol grip battery powered pressing tool (PSTLPRESS-TOOL32KN). Both tools quickly press watertight connections in three to four seconds. The tools can be used while a system is still wet, unlike with soldering, so the contractor does not have to drain the system and wait for it to dry before pressing. The inline pressing tool has a fitting capacity of 1-1/2” (38.1mm) on PEX and 1-1/4” (31.8mm) on copper and stainless steel, and the pistol grip pressing tool has a fitting capacity of 2” (50.8mm) on PEX and 4” (101.6mm) on copper and stainless steel. The tools have a patented twist and release pin, making jaw exchange even easier. The kits come with four jaws for the inline and six for the pistol grip.The new pressing tools utilize intelligence for accurate pressing and are designed with autostop technology. This automatically stops the piston when the optimal force is reached, sealing the fitting properly. Precise diagnostics and pressure monitoring ensure appropriate specifications for each fitting. Built into both tools is a quickstop feature that creates an immediate stop to the piston once the trigger is released safeguarding the user’s hands from pinch points. The 350-degree rotating head, lightweight design, and LED work light allow for both products to be used in dark tight spaces.
As you can see in Mark’s video he is offering a very special price until June 16, 2017. If you are already a Stromquist & Company customer you know how to get hold of Mark. Others can email Mark at email@example.com to get details on how to take advantage of this special one time offer.
Catch all the excitement as the global ControlTrends Community crowns the 2016 Light Commercial Controls Solution of of the Year Award winner. In this case, it will take two crowns as both KMC Controls and Proton Optergy get recognized for their outstanding solutions.
Honeywell is pleased to announce the introduction of the SmartVFD HVAC2 line of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) available to all Commercial Distributors. This new offering provides a reliable, high-performing VFD that minimizes HVAC energy consumption on fans and pumps. Honeywell’s SmartVFD HVAC2 provides maximized energy savings and monitoring capabilities at an affordable price, with quality products backed by a strong 3-year warranty and solid technical support.
The HVAC2s come with a look and feel similar to the SmartVFD Compact models, but with many new features not available with the SmartVFD Compact, including:
* SmartVFD HVAC2 extends the HP range up to 25HP to cover most HVAC applications
* Frame sizes MI1-MI3 are the same small size and footprint as the SmartVFD Compact enabling installation in tight spaces
* Motor pre-heat, expanding operation in colder environments
* Option board expansion slot – uses the same six option board as SmartVFD HVAC
*Temperature input, via option board, for PID control, motor pre-heat sensor, or just monitoring
*Limit Supervisions for more flexible control of relay outputs to external devices
* Prohibit Frequencies, for avoiding resonant frequencies that cause unwanted vibration
* Permanent Magnet (PM) motor compatibility
* DC choke on the higher horsepower MI4 and MI5 frame sizes reduce harmonics and stress on capacitors, increasing VFD life
* Other features include Modbus communication as standard, the same on-board I/O as the Compact, and models offered with EMC2 filters.
The NEW SmartVFD HVAC2 is in stock and available now for purchase.
The SmartVFD Compact will continue to be sold for the remainder of 2017. Take this opportunity to start migrating your sales from the SmartVFD Compact to the SmartVFD HVAC2.
Click here to view the complete spec sheet.
Catch all the excitement as the 2016 ControlTrends Awards Light Commercial Control System of the Year Award is presented.
Belimo is excited to announce the launch of a full range of HVAC sensors. The new sensors are the perfect complement to Belimo actuators and valves, optimizing energy efficiency and system performance. Join our live webinar TODAY, April 5th at 1:00 PM EDT. A 15 minute Q&A session will follow.
The new sensor offering is the result of over four decades of experience, research, and focus on providing value-added technologies that help reduce expenses and installation. Belimo sensors seamlessly integrate into major building automation systems (BAS) with the same quality, reliability and value that define Belimo. Belimo’s expertise and ability to innovate are evident with the universal compact enclosure design, intuitive screwless snap cover, and detachable mounting plate making installation and commissioning easy.
With a focus on quality, the Belimo sensors carry a five-year warranty, conform to NEMA 4X and IP65 requirements and are UL compliant. The Belimo sensor offering includes single and multi-range: temperature, humidity, pressure, CO2, and VOC (volatile organic compounds) sensors for pipe and duct applications.“Belimo sensors not only deliver reliable and accurate readings,” states David Alliband, Sensors Product Manager, “ the sensor enclosure design also features a modular conduit fitting and a spring loaded removable terminal block that installers and technicians will love.”
The Belimo Energy valve was awarded the 2016 Energy Savings Solution of the Year the 2016 ControlTtends Awards. This is not the Belimo Energy valve’s first win in this category, having won in 2014 and 2015. This unique control valve combines the Belimo pressure independent flow strategy with a supply and return temperature sensor which allows the valve to control off of Delta T. Not only do you have BTU data but you can gain an additional 20-30% energy savings. Well done Belimo.
Looking to do a VVT Retrofit? Our friends at KMC Controls offer several easy, cost effective ways for the control pro to get the job done.